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City appoints new MD of its building engineering services division

Facilities management & building maintenance firm, City, has announced the appointment of Fraser Allan as Managing Director of City Building Engineering Services (CBES), the construction and engineering services arm of the business. Allan, who has worked at City for over ...

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A pollution solution as City firms commit to action on air quality

Eighteen city firms have pledged action to tackle air pollution in London’s Square Mile, also known as the City of London.  The pledges made at a recent event hosted by Japanese financial services giant Nomura, include reducing gas consumption in city buildings, ...

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APT supports Aberdeen in providing more sustainable modes of transport

APT Technologies, a leading innovator in the delivery of electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions, was chosen by Aberdeen City Council to install a range of different EV charging points across the city. These units supported the Council’s aim to reduce ...

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Data use is key from smart facilities to smart cities

Running a city effectively is on a slightly larger scale than running a property or estate, but lessons are available to be learned from how cities of the future plan to integrate their services to realise social, financial and carbon benefits. From a facilities management ...

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London office space at risk from Government office-to-homes plan

Government plans to allow developers a free hand to convert offices into housing without planning permission could see central London lose a quarter of its office space and make it impossible for many small firms to remain in the capital, ...

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Will turning offices into homes harm London’s economy?

Will giving developers a free hand to turn offices large and small into new homes without planning permission be good news for London, or is it an unjustifiable threat to jobs and growth? What safeguards will be put in place ...

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NJC adds OC&C’s New Street offices to its City cleaning contracts

Not Just Cleaning (NJC), the cleaning and support service organisation, has won a two year contract with OC&C Strategy Consultants to provide Cleaning services to its London offices at New Street Square in the City. This contract will add to ...

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Glasgow scoops £24m to test out connected city technology

Glasgow has beaten off stiff competition from 30 other UK cities to win £24 million of government investment to showcase how UK cities can grow their local economy and improve the lives of their citizens by making the most of new ...

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Leicester facilities plug into city-wide district energy scheme

Leicester City has bought into a ground-breaking, new £15 million District Energy scheme that will enable 3,000 homes, as well as council-owned and other buildings in Leicester, to use environmentally friendly energy. The Leicester District Energy Scheme is a 25-year ...

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Shaping the future

Costain has won a potentially significant role in shaping the future of urban development through a five-year research project funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Its input to the Liveable Cities study will help academics from four universities - Birmingham, Lancaster, Southampton and University College London - focus their research on this area.

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